<p>Too Many Cooks</p>

Too Many Cooks

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 256: 'State of Affairs,' 'Too Many Cooks' & more

Dan and Alan also check in on 'Homeland' and review 'The Missing'


Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Some creative tension went into this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in that I would have been happy if we had devoted the entire thing to "Too Many Cooks," while Dan would have been happy if we hadn't discussed "Too Many Cooks" at all. In the end, we did a good 10 minutes on it, and another hour-plus on both new premieres of the week ("The Missing," "State of Affairs"), checking in on ongoing dramas ("Gotham," "Homeland") and answering some mail that was somehow not about "Too Many Cooks." 

The rundown:

"The Missing" (00:00:50 - 00:09:10)
"State of Affairs" (00:09:10 - 00:18:25)
Listener Mail: "Too Many Cooks" (00:18:35 - 00:28:45)
Listener Mail: Critics' Poll Predictions (00:28:55 - 00:36:00)
Listener Mail: Shared narrative universes (00:36:00 - 00:42:15)
"Homeland" check-in (00:42:15 - 00:50:50)
"Gotham" check-in (00:50:50 - 01:10:35)
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. You can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

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Review: 'Gotham' - 'The Mask'

Gordon tries to bust up a corporate fight club, while Bruce faces a bully at school

A review of tonight's "Gotham" coming up just as soon as I ask you for your broach...

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<p>Claire Danes in Homeland</p>

Claire Danes in Homeland

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Showtime renews 'Homeland' & 'The Affair'

Should we be excited or fearful about 'Homeland' continuing?

Showtime has renewed both of its current Sunday dramas, "Homeland" and "The Affair," for new seasons.

Both shows will be back in 2015, "Homeland" with another 12-episode season, and "The Affair" with 10.

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'Community' adds Paget Brewster & Keith David to season 6 cast

With Donald Glover, Chevy Chase and Yvette Nicole Brown gone, Greendale needed new blood

With production on "Community" season 6 beginning next week, the comedy is adding two actors to the cast: Paget Brewster and Keith David.

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<p>Last Week Tonight with John Oliver</p>

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' takes a bow at end of season 1

Not just a 'Daily Show' imitator, but its own wonderful thing

When I interviewed John Oliver in the spring about the impending debut of his HBO show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," he admitted that they still didn't entirely have the formula locked down yet, and were experimenting with different ideas for how to structure the show.

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<p>The Affair</p>

The Affair

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Review: 'The Affair' - 'Episode 5'

After last week's road trip, the show returns to Montauk — and is instantly much better

A review of tonight's "The Affair" coming up just as soon as I run with a bag of bagels...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Self Help'

Abraham reaches a breaking point, and Eugene has a secret

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I rub some dirt on it and walk it off...

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<p>Eva Longoria on Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Eva Longoria on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Jake and Sophia'

Eva Longoria stops by, as Jake realizes he's sleeping with the enemy

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I use a sunglasses case as a wallet...

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<p>Chris Moore in &quot;The Chair&quot;</p>

Chris Moore in "The Chair"

Credit: Starz

'The Chair' producer Chris Moore on Shane, Anna and the finale

'Project Greenlight' vet talks about who won, why, and other parts of the Starz reality series

Starz's terrific reality series "The Chair" — in which two first-time filmmakers are picked to direct their own take on the same script — just concluded, with an hour looking at the premieres of both films and with the winner of the $250,000 prize being announced. I spoke with Chris Moore — the "Project Greenlight" alum who dreamed up the series and served as a backer and producer of both the show and the films — about the results of the contest, the transparency of the project, Zachary Quinto (whose production company helped fund both films) hating one movie so much that he took his name off it, and more, coming up just as soon as I identify all the TCA members shown on camera... 

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<p>Amanda Peet in &quot;Togetherness.&quot;</p>

Amanda Peet in "Togetherness."

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Trailer Park Theater: 'Orphan Black,' 'Girls' & 'Togethernes

A footage-less 'Orphan Tease' and longer looks at HBO comedies

Look, I'll be honest. There is no footage I will be able to show you today — or maybe ever — that will be the equal of "Too Many Cooks." We just have to accept that the viral video bar has been permanently raised to a perhaps impassable level. But we have to allow for the ability to watch other things, even if they can't give us anything as spiritually fulfilling as "Coat" and "Pie." So let's look at the latest teaser trailers for "Orphan Black," "Girls" and HBO's new comedy "Togetherness."

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